Friday, January 21, 2011
More Baby Pots and Pancakes
Baby Pots because Baby, it's cold outside!
I am an oatmeal fan and a pancake fan so I really enjoy cold weather as an excuse to have those for breakfast. Not both at the same time until now because Susan has found a recipe for oatmeal pancakes that are even lighter and puffier than the Bisquick Melt-In-Your Mouth ones (recipe on the box) we've been making. Up until now she only tolerated oatmeal in cookies but these pancakes have won her over.
Mix in a bowl:
1/4 c. flour
1 c. quick-cooking oats (the 1-minute kind)
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
a dash of salt
optional: 1/4 t. cinnamon (we don't opt)
Mix in another bowl:
1 c. nonfat buttermilk
1 large egg
2 T. melted butter
Add the wet stuff to the dry and stir just until mixed.
Cook on your lightly oiled (or not, if teflon) pancake griddle or in a pan, turning when tops are covered with bubbles. These might looked browner when done than normal pancakes.
If you are of the decadent type you can do what we do: Fry up Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. Crumble it into little pieces. Sprinkle them on the pancakes before you flip them over to finish cooking. When you serve them, serve them sausage-side up because then there are all the little spots to trap the syrup.
If you have extra pancakes left over they will reheat (about 10-20 seconds) in the microwave the next morning. If you are like us, there won't be any left over and after breakfast you'll just go lie on the floor for an hour or so.
For the record, I can cook and I can make these all by myself.
Late edit by Susan: Angie's Comment includes a similar recipe, but you have to plan ahead and soak the oats overnight. By using the quick 1-minute oats you can avoid that advance planning. We've tried them both ways (regular oats, soaked overnight and quick oats not soaked) and we can't tell that much of a difference. In our house the pancakes are usually a spontaneous decision so the quick method has become the Go-To recipe.